10.15.2005

an interesting thought...

So I was in my Perception Psych class a few weeks ago and we were learning about color perception. You know how the human eye can only detect color within a certain range of frequencies? I forget the exact numbers, but we can really only percieve a small fraction of the whole range of vision. It made me think....what happens when we are no longer bound by the limits of these human eyes? (yes I'm talking about when we die) Will we be able to see in a way we never fathomed? I think so. I think what makes heaven beyond our imagination is simply the fact that we only know a small range of the possible, we only know what we are capable of knowing, what we are capable of seeing - that is, what our bodies allow - but when we get to heaven, we will be able to see for the very first time. And not only that, we will be able to hear and touch and smell things we never could before because our bodies were incapable.

How do ya like them apples?

3 comments:

  1. oh yeah, I'll be here when you come back through. YAY!

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  2. I took that class, Sensation and Perception. The eye part was one of my favorite parts (400-700nm), I think? Since that class, I have wondered the same things. I mean there are so many wavelengths and we see such a small part of the spectrum. I think of 1 Cor 13:9 - For we know in part and we prophesy in part. Most of the time when I get a word for someone its not a word its a picture and I rarely understand its meaning. Most of the time, I'm left wanting more then what I have. I guess I kind of look at it in terms of spiritual eyes. Spiritual perception vs our body's perception. Still it will be pretty cool when the limitations of our eyes are removed and all is revealed.

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  3. I once heard someone, maybe John Paul Jackson, say that he thought the Bible was so much more than just words. Once we have spiritual eyes to see (like in heaven) we'll realize it's an orchestral arrangement of light, color, & sound full of complex harmonics that speaks on so many more levels than just words. Interesting thought!

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